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Thieves arrested after stealing safe containing 10 million baht

Maya Taylor



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Police in the central province of Saraburi have arrested 6 people suspected of stealing a safe containing over 10 million baht in cash. Thai Residents reports that officers found over 7 million baht in US dollars and Chinese yuan, and over 3 million baht in Indonesian rupiah.

Saraburi police arrested the suspects on Monday, who have been named as, 34 year old Prem, who worked as a Chinese interpreter, 33 year old Wuttisad, 36 year old Bangorn, 36 year old Nipon, 39 year old Athit, and 24 year old Thanongsak.

It’s understood Wuttisad and Bangorn are married and recruited the other suspects to assist with the robbery, with Nipon finding the truck used in their escape. Prem is understood to have been very familiar with the office building where the robbery took place, confirming that security cameras were off at the time of the burglary on August 22. The thieves broke into the premises in the district of Muak Lek, in Saraburi, and managed to carry a safe down from the second floor, before absconding with it. The safe is believed to be the property of a Chinese national, named as Jang Hui Jwean.

Police are still searching for an additional suspect, named as 28 year old Thanawut Kaewprasit, from the north-eastern province of Chaiyaphum. Officers have also seized evidence, including 5 mobile phones, a truck registered in the north-eastern province of Nong Bua Lamphu, several bank books, and the clothes worn by the suspects when they carried out the robbery.

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Exactly what kind of business are you in where you feel the need to keep 10M baht out of the banking system? Could it be the illegal kind? In most countries would have to be a pretty fast talker to get that money back from law enforcement. Is it just me or do a disproportionate number of these kinds of stories have some Chinese or Russian connection to them?

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    Mark Juan

    Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    No sympathy for the Chinese gangster who got robbed. Come to Thailand do dirty business, serves you right. Of course Chinese destroy everything they touch,

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